First expo to showcase the best of business
VISITORS to the first ever Hillingdon Business Expo are promised a day to remember.
The programme for the celebration of borough business and businesses, at Brunel University London, includes a main exhibition space with more than 50 exhibitors drawn from the borough’s small and medium-sized companies and large plcs, plus a workshop programme of expert speakers.
Thursday, July 9 in the Hamilton Suite at the university in Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, begins with an invitation-only Business Breakfast sponsored by Ward Williams chartered accountants of Harefield Road, Uxbridge, for about 80 guests.
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor George Cooper, will be the guest of honour, and the keynote speaker – Fran Beasley, the chief executive of Hillingdon Council – will set the ball rolling on the theme of why Hillingdon is a great place to be in business.
After a morning of workshops on topics ranging from brownfield land release and redevelopment to securing crowd funding, and from using social media in order to grow your business to the benefits of Crossrail, exhibitors and guests can then relax and enjoy a bit of networking over a barbecue lunch and a drink courtesy of Sodexo, the university’s catering partner.
An afternoon of workshops will conclude with a drinks reception, sponsored by Kingston Smith chartered accountants, of Uxbridge Road, Hayes, on the theme: ‘Why large companies have made Hillingdon their home’.
The whole day is woven through with prize draws courtesy of local traders and companies. Street magician ‘Dippy Street Magic’ will perform and musicians will play during the lunch interval and drinks reception.
Hillingdon Business Expo 2015 will end at about 7.30pm. The barbecue, from noon3pm, is free of charge, and there will be two bars selling both alcoholic and soft drinks.
On-campus parking is free of charge. The buses U1, U3, U4, U5 and U7 all serve the campus, which is a 20-minute walk from Uxbridge station on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly Lines and which also has easy bus connections to West Drayton and Hayes stations.